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Chavan backtracks on controversial taxi permit law

Under fire for his government's decision to give licenses only to those taxi drivers who know Marathi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Thursday backtracked, saying taxi drivers should......

Don't know Marathi? No taxi permit for you in Maha

In a Raj Thackeray-type move, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government in Maharashtra on Wednesday decided to give new taxi licenses to only those persons who are well versed in Marathi......

Reforms won't be easy or painless!

'Let us also not expect that there will be a clean break with the past much though the new government might like to think about it. In a functional democracy that is neither feasible nor desirable.......

What Gandhiji said about Nehru should suffice for history

'How come with Nehru at the helm, India missed so many buses? He had such unchallenged power that he could have taken the country in any direction he wanted. The sad conclusion is inescapable that......

Atmosphere of negativity can damage India's image: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday decried creation of "mindless atmosphere of negativity and pessimism" on the corruption issue and promised to strengthen the anti-graft law by including......

Rahul Bajaj's quick ride back into the Licence Raj era

The Licence Raj did not always mean that there was no competition - in the seventies there were half-a-dozen two-wheeler manufacturers - Ideal Java, Enfield, Rajdoot of Escorts and Lambretta -......

'Speed money' puts brakes on India's retail growth

India is the next great frontier for global retailers, a $500 billion market growing at 20 per cent a year. Hong-Kong entrepreneur Ramesh Tainwala spent 18 months operating branded clothing retail......

Coal-gate - Economic reforms to economic deforms?

Dr Singh, the architect of reforms, has in effect been the architect of this model of economic deforms. Whatever the Finance Minister Dr Singh giveth, the Prime Mnister Dr Singh taketh.......

The saga of the rupee and why it is falling

Rajeev Srinivasan looks at the reasons behind the debacle. The currency exchange rate is a representation of the market sentiment about the strength of a nation's economy. As such, it is often......

FDI in Retail: The Dangers Ahead

'Hundreds of thousands of Indians who earn their livelihood from the 12 million existing retail outlets may be put out of business by Big Retail.' Bhavdeep Kang assesses the likely impact of the......

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Q. rajiv gandhi birth date
:  A. Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (Hindi: ; 20 August 1944 21 May 1991) was the 7th Prime Minister of the Republic of India, serving from his mother\'s death on...... more

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Q. How was Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister of India, what are your views?
Santosh:  A. Rajiv Gandhi was a true Visionay, dynamic and younger generation leader who always wanted to bring India on global map with shining like a star....... more

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Mahatma Gandhi
Q. Was Shashi Tharoor right in criticising Nehru\'s foreign policy??
Mahatma Gandhi:  A. Shashi Tharoor has retracted his statements, so I don't think we would be able to know what he exactly said. But I have an opinion that Nehru's...... more

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Q. Madhu Koda rose from a labour to making 4000 crores in about 20 years.Is\'nt it a remarkable progress? Should\'nt all of us learn this art from him?
Cyrus Irani:  A. Why are we talking of Madh Koda, because he does not have sophistication? Sunil Mittal's father was Congress treasurer. How many people know about...... more

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RBI sets up committee on urban cooperative banks

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of deputy governor R. Gandhi on urban... ...

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Ratan Tata

This isn't the first time that Ratan Tata has made a revelation about the group's thwarted plans to enter aviation prior to its takeoff this year... ...

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In the cause of right-wing liberalism

REVIVAL: Thought leaders led by Sandipan Deb see in these testing times a great opportunity to rationally and humanely build a liberal... ...

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The eco-fundamentalists

The Modi government is right to crack down on foreign financing of environmental NGOs Deepak Lal January 23, 2015 Last Updated at 22:48 IST The... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/deepak-lal-the-eco-fundamentalists-115012301522_1.html
Mumbai to be international finance centre, says Devendra Fadnavis

Press Trust of India | January 21, 2015 20:23 PM Davos: Inspired by Prime Minister Narenda Modi's 'Make in India programme,... ...

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